Feeling Slow

Posted on 8, August 2008 by


Maybe my actions are delayed reactions to a falling out with an online friend that was my fitness muse on Monday, but I have been shopping and eating since Wednesday. I had bought another skein each of Wollmeise and Yarntini, and 18 skeins of my Ravelympics sweater for my best friend Eric. Malabrigo Worsted that I forgot I order from WEBS arrived, so I need to go return that along with another colorway that I received. I ate junk food like ruffled potato chips with French onion dip, scarfed down a steak & cheese sandwich with onion rings yesterday at lunch, and gorged last night on a Whopper and more onion rings. It is a wonder I am not popping out of my clothes yet!

Speaking of clothes, I went clothes shopping after work last night to find replacements for some items ruined in the wash from the Ultra Downy that made direct contact with them. My favorite jeans, 2 sets of denim shortalls, and a pair of dress slacks have literal holes where the drops of the fabric softener fell. I was so upset about the accident, but then realized that all of the clothing were too big for me to be wearing anymore. Unfortunately for me, the shopping this time only produced a little black dress, a pair of black slacks, and a crinkly ivory button-down shirt. At least I did not go up in size, though I did buy the dress at one size larger due to the cut of it. Meanwhile as a favor to Rich, I found 6 golf shirts (or was it 8?) for him to wear at work. Why is it that shopping for men is so much easier? All I wanted was more pencil skirts in khaki and in grey. Geesh…

I mentioned earlier about a Ravelympics sweater. During college, Eric was my boyfriend, and is still a staunch friend and confidant. He is going through some tough times with medical school boards and his current relationship. Knowing that the “Boyfriend Sweater Curse” is always there, I have no problem with the fact that making him the sweater would never amount to anything past friendship. 🙂 I know it is crazy to dedicate the money, time, and effort for somebunny that is not your significant other, but I have always been loyal in such a way to those I consider my friends. I present details of the sweater for those not on Ravelry and are curious…
Pattern: The Ultimate Gift cabled pullover by Michele Rose Orne
Yarn: Dale of Norway Falk in #5762 – slate grey
Needles: 3.0 and 3.25 mm — most likely Addis
Time cast on: When I finally sit down and watch the opening ceremonies tonight
Challenge: Eric is a martial artist with a gymnast’s body; need to slim down the pattern

This week. the Secret Pal 12 questions are about your knitting…
In many communities, “the fair” is a great place to visit and spend time with your family. It’s also where many have entered one product or another (jams, cakes, even knitting)…
Have you ever entered your knitting (or anything else) in the fair?
Would you ever consider it?

Umm… No, and no. I would get too stressed out not only on what I was doing, but how well I did. A great example was when InvisibleInsanity nominated me for Best Moderator in the Ravelry Bobby Awards. I was an absolute WRECK when folks hit the “disagree” button. How about that answer? =:8